Seen & Heard: Elected Officials Finally Speak Up About North Cove Marina

••• The James Perse store coming to Franklin and Church has signage up. Thanks to Peter for the pic.

••• From a Save North Cove press release: “Despite the holidays, local voters are pursuing a massive outreach to Andrew Cuomo, Sheldon Silver, Daniel Squadron and other elected officials to protect their park space, open up the RFP process and preserve community-based sailing.” So interested to see if/when the electeds (besides Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer) will chime in on this….

••• A couple hours after I typed that, I got a press release saying that State Senator Squadron, Congressman Nadler, Assembly Speaker Silver, Council Member Chin and Borough President Brewer sent a letter to Battery Park City Authority chair Dennis Mehiel: “The elected officials called on the BPCA to seriously consider a Community Board 1 resolution that was unanimously passed on December 18. As stated in that resolution, CB 1 ‘urges the BPCA to exercise its right (per the RFP) to withdraw the current North Cove Marina Operator RFP so that it can be reviewed with more community input and transparency to ensure that the selection of any operator will support the public good, be stewards of our parklands and generate a reasonable revenue stream.'”

••• B. sent over this listing for the franchise of a certain carb-phobic fast-food restaurant on Murray.

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  1. As a BP resident I have observed the corruption of the BP Board. Why there are no residents on the board? Why is Donald Capoccia the biggest slum lord of so called affordable housing on the board? Follow the $$ trail and you will find that he donated a ton of $$$ to Cuomo. Bring back the Moreland Commission!!

    And on a more amusing note – looks like BP is hiring –

    Oh, the irony.

  2. Very disappointing. We need to threaten them with losing our votes-it seems like just doing the right thing isn’t enough. Shame on you all – did Buffett sign your petitions all these years? Cast his vote in your favor? Pound the pavement for signatures? I think not.

  3. It’s great that our elected representatives are getting so involved.